- Puciwa and Koleram communities in Borno have been attacked by Boko Haram
- Many farmers and herders were killed as the attackers reportedly rustled cattle, sheep and goats
- Malam Wali, a witness to the attacks, said the two affected communities are still terrified
PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see Legit.ng News on your Facebook News Feed
The residents of Puciwa and Koleram communities in Magumeri council area of Borno state have been attacked by men suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists.
The attacks, which happened on Monday evening, August 10, left dozen of farmers and herders killed, The Guardian reports.
Mallam Wali, acting secretary of Magumeri council who witnessed the scene on Tuesday, August 11, said the assailants injured 16 other villagers and rustled cattle, sheep and goats.
"We are much terrified by the latest and deadly attacks by insurgents," Wali said.
"Barely an hour after the attacks, our people had to flee to Magumeri, 40 kilometres north of Maiduguri, the state capital. Some of the villagers could only take along with them a few of their personal effects.”
The attack boiled down to the mounting insecurity in the country which peaked on Wednesday, July 29, after unknown gunmen attacked the convoy of the governor of Borno state, Babagana Zulum, at Baga, a town in the northern state.
The Borno governor was on his way to some internally displaced persons' camps in the northern part of the state when the incident happened.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that about four men suspected to be arm suppliers to Boko Haram terrorists were killed by operatives of the Niger Republic army.
The suspected terrorists, who were said to be Libyans, were busted and annihilated on Sunday, August 9, on their way to northeast Nigeria.
According to a report, Nigerien forces intercepted the arms suppliers before reaching the border that leads to Nigeria.
Recall that the atrocities of Boko Haram insurgents and ISWAP have brought a nightmare on some Nigerians living in the northeast and northwest regions of the country.
Since the emergence of Boko Haram as a full-fledged terrorist group in Nigeria, they have continuously wreaked havoc on villages, killed people and left thousands of people displaced.
Buhari should put an end to banditry, unrest in Zamfara - Nigerians cry | Legit TV